Couples and families

Working together as either a couple or a family can allow individuals to gain insight of the views of others and assist in understanding the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of those around them, which are often misunderstood.

Expression of these emotions are enabled in a safe environment strengthening communication, understanding and acceptance.


Creative therapy is offered to children who are experiencing difficulties.

A variety of ways of working are available which include: sand tray, small world, model making, painting, puppets, music, movement, stories, drawing, talking.

These can allow the child to explore emotions, problems and experiences from a perspective they can understand.

Sensory sensitivities are considered on an individual basis and all therapy works from a child led approach to exploration.


Clinical supervision is provided to any professional working with individuals with AS/HFA.   

These may include; counsellors, professionals from occupational therapy, education, social services and mental health support workers.



Short and long term therapy is available for individuals and couples.

Counselling provides a safe, confidential and judgement free space to discuss issues that are affecting the health and well being of individuals. The counsellors at ​Understanding Autism North West work with individuals to help improve self awareness, self acceptance and personal empowerment. 



Understanding Autism North West recognise the importance of confidentiality in a counselling relationship. All counsellors are registered members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or The National Counselling Society (NCS). The counsellors adhere to the BACP code of ethics and work in accordance to the BACP ethical framework for good practice.

Counselling discussions will remain confidential within the limitations of safety to self and others. Details of confidentiality and limitations will be discussed during your initial meeting.